Christmas In July?

Stampin Up, Christmas in July, Join My Team, Card and Gift ideas designed by Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Is your Stampin’ Up! wish list over $100 or are you new to paper-crafting and not sure where to begin? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you need to take advantage of our Christmas in July promotion.

While, this promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator, it’s truly a GREAT way to start tackling your lengthy wish list of stamping supplies whether you’re an avid stamper or just getting started! Simply purchase your Starter Kit for $99 by July 31 and in addition to selecting your choice of $125 in product, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!

And, as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, including the new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the soon-to-be-released new  holiday catalog which you will also receive for FREE (an additional $20 Value) after purchasing your Starter Kit! The Bundle will be available to all customers during August.

Stampin Up, Carols of Christmas, Card and Gift ideas designed by Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

With so many basic items included with your kit and a new pre-release stamp set, you’ll be able to spend your $125 in Starter Kit dollars on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

This amazing deal won’t last!  Trust me, when I say, you’ll want to take advantage of this fantastic deal! Join my Seaside Stampers team now!

Have additional questions? Contact me and we can discuss all the details.

Blessings,

Lynn

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Bonus Days Are Back!

Has your wishlist grown since the release of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog? I know mine certainly has expanded considerably.

Good news!  Treat yourself to Bonus Days – for every $50 you spend between July 1-31 (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to redeem toward your order between August 1-31. And, there is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupons you can earn, so shop all month long.

Stampin Up, 2017 Bonus Days, Card and Gift ideas designed by Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

When your order reaches $150 or more, you earn Stampin’ Rewards, too! If your order is under $150, remember to use the special July Host Code (3N4YPEBM). These codes are posted each month along the right side of my blog home page. Click here to begin shopping.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what your favorite products are from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. What product is at the top of your wish list right now?

If you don’t already follow my blog regularly, please subscribe to my blog while you’re here by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. You can also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, or Tumbler here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings,

Lynn

 

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Pick a “B”

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

For today’s project I chose “B” for Baby and “B” for Birthday, sharing with you some projects I created using the new Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). This paper is beautiful and can be used for a variety of occasions such as baby, birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. This heavyweight DSP features Gold Foil on one side of the 12 sheets that are included, then six are Soft Sky/Very Vanilla and six are Blushing Bride/Very Vanilla on the other side. This beautiful and versatile paper is part of the Bundle of Love Suite on pages 102-103 in the new 2017/2018 Annual Catalog.

For the Baby Boy in your life, I used the Soft Sky/Very Vanilla paper to make this standard A2 card and 3″x3″ cards.

Stampin Up, CAS, Baby Card, Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Large Letters Framelits, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessingsStampin Up, CAS, Baby Card, Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Starburst Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

For the Baby Girl in your life, I used the Blushing Bride/Very Vanilla paper to make this A2 card and 3″x3″ cards. The 3D favors are from both the Blushing Bride and Soft Sky with Very Vanilla papers.

Stampin Up, CAS, Baby Card, Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Large Letters Framelits, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessingsStampin Up, CAS, Baby Card, Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Starburst Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessingsStampin Up, CAS, Baby Card, Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sixlets candies, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

For that special friend or family member who likes a little bling, I used the Gold Foil/Very Vanilla paper for the following projects along with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder for the sentiments. I just love the fantastic prints available in this DSP paper pack, don’t you?

Stampin Up, CAS, Birthday Card, Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Gold Foil, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessingsStampin Up, CAS, Birthday Card, Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Gold Foil, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

The 3″x3″ notecards were made to highlight the other two distinct patterns included in the new Bundle of Love Specialty DSP pack, the new Starburst punch (a new personal favorite), and the new Iridescent Sequin Assortment. The 3D favors, filled with the candy coated chocolate Sixlets, also demonstrate how you can use a thinlit or framelit to cut out a window.  Now that you have seen the Starburst Punch in all the 3″x3″ cards, what do you think? I just LOVE it paired with the stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (another personal favorite).

The list of supplies available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog I used to create today’s projects are included at the bottom of my post. Hope you enjoyed these projects and they inspire some craftiness in you. Let me know what you think of today’s projects and the new products featured by leaving me a comment below.

Before you continue to your next stop on today’s hop, please subscribe to my blog before you leave by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. This will ensure you don’t miss any of my future posts. You may also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, or Tumbler here.

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop!

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up: 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

Below are the supplies used to create today’s projects from the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog (pick and choose as appropriate).  I also used a few small thinlits (such as the bumble bee from Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits) I had on hand as embellishments; these items are not pictured below.

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New Annual Catalog is Live!

I am sooooooo excited! I have been waiting for the official release of this incredible new catalog since I received my personal copy at OnStage in April! There are so many wonderful new products, your Wish List may become as long as mine!


Check out the new 2017/2018 Annual Catalog by clicking here. I’ll begin posting my samples from the new catalog this weekend. Be sure to check back often.

I’ll also be sharing a few videos spotlighting some of our new products. Watch this video highlighting our new Love Today Planner Kit.  Yes, you read it correctly, we have a Creative Planner in our new annual catalog!

When you’re ready to place your order, you’ll receive a FREE thank you gift from me when you place your order using the June Host Code (XQRY3VCM)! If your order is over $150, do not use the Host Code. If you have a really BIG Wish List, contact me for details on our Ultimate Bundle. Shop Now!

While you’re here, please subscribe to my blog by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. You can also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, or Tumbler here.

Blessings,

Lynn

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Stepping Up with Texture or Techniques

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Two years ago, we had the opportunity to visit Churchill Downs a few weeks after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown. American Pharoah had actually just returned to the stables at Churchill Downs about five days before we arrived there. Churchill Downs is an amazing place with rich history and traditions; it’s definitely worth a visit! To learn more about the history of the Kentucky Derby, click here.

This month my project is inspired by the silks worn by John R. Velazquez, the jockey riding Always Dreaming, the recent 143rd Kentucky Derby winner. While the actual silks worn were yellow and blue, the colors often appeared to me as if they were Lemon Lime Twist and royal blue on the television broadcast of the race. So, I have chosen Lemon Lime Twist and Pacific Point to use in my card today. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of horse-racing silks, click here. Have a look at today’s card.

Stampin Up, CAS, Congratulations Card, Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Sparkle TIEF, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

The three diamond shapes were cut using dies from the new Eastern Medallions Thinlits and represent each of the three races that make up the famous Triple Crown. I used the splatter stamp from the Touches of Texture stamp set to represent the conditions of the track at Churchill Downs on Saturday, which was a bit muddy. I added the small flowers from the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits to represent the Kentucky Oaks race for the Fillies which was run on Friday at Churchill Downs, with Abel Tasman finishing first in this race.

I like to add layers of paper to my cards, separating layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals. After cutting my cardstock, I started by stamping the splatter stamp onto a piece of 3-7/8″x5-1/8″ Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, then I ran this piece through my Big Shot using the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This piece was then adhered to a 4″x5-1/4″ piece of Pacific Point cardstock. I tied a ribbon around the lower portion of the card using the new 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon in Pacific Point. I applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back, then adhered to the Lemon Lime Twist card base. Next, I applied my fancy diamond shapes using Stampin’ Dimensionals and then stamped “Congratulations” in Basic Black ink.  Finally, I adhered the small flowers using Mini Glue Dots. You can find a full list of the supplies used at the bottom of my post.

Before you continue on your Blog Hop journey, I would love for you to leave me some feedback on today’s post and projects in the comment box below. What type of texture do you like to add to your projects or share a favorite technique. Please subscribe to my blog while you’re here by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. You can also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, or Tumbler here.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com

Supplies used in today’s card include the following:

New products from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (coming June 1):

    • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Classic Ink Pad
    • 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon in Pacific Point
    • Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set (sentiment)
    • Seasonal Layers Thinlits (flowers)
    • Eastern Medallions Thinlits (fancy diamond shapes)
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Families First

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner…how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

The inspiration for my Families First Blog Hop project today is our amazing 27-year-old daughter. She teaches sixth grade Science in an urban middle school which has a very diverse student population. She is also finishing up her Masters Degree in Administration and will graduate in May. Therefore, a Graduation card seems fitting for today’s post.

Before we get to my Graduation card, I want to share with you how excited I am to have been chosen as a Display Stamper for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Local event in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend. One of my favorite samples among those I created was this card using the new Lemon Lime Twist InColor cardstock along with the Beautiful You stamp set. It also features the new Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon. The new Ombre Ribbon comes in three color choices. These new products will be available June 1 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Take a look!

Stampin Up, CAS, All Occasion Card, Beautiful You Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper Stack, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Ombre Ribbon, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

I just knew I had to recreate this card for our daughter as a Graduation card. This card reminds me of her generous and carefree spirit, along with her attitude of embracing the quote “Live, Love, Laugh” in her daily life.

For her Graduation card, today’s official project, I used the girl with the umbrella image and stamped the image by masking out the umbrella, and replaced with a fussy-cut Graduation cap. Check out the recreated version and let me know what you think? Do you think she will enjoy receiving her card?

Stampin Up, CAS, Graduation Card, Beautiful You Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper Stack, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Ombre Ribbon, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Since I was only provided with the ink and solid cardstock for three of the five new InColors to use in my display samples, I needed a way to create some type of Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper for the dress. To create her Lemon Lime Twist and Black Polka-Dot dress, I took a small piece of the white with black polka-dot paper from the retiring Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and sponged with Lemon Lime Twist ink. The good news is, the Beautiful You stamp set will be available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog along with this super, fantastic, new InColor – Lemon Lime Twist.

Now, don’t let the fact I used the masking technique a couple different ways on this card. It’s super simple! And, this card goes together quickly, too! The supplies used to make these cards are listed below.

Before you go, I would love for you to leave me some feedback on today’s post and projects in the comment box below. Let me know what type of cards you make most for family members this time of year. And, subscribe to my blog while you’re here by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. You can also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, or Tumbler here.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  12. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  17. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  21. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  22. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  23. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  24. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  25. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  26. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  28. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  29. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  30. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

Supplies used for today’s projects (pick and choose as needed):

    • NEW Lemon Lime Twist InColor Classic Ink Pad (144086) – Available June 1
    • NEW Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon (144234) – Available June 1
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Excitement is Building for OnStage

Stampin Up, OnStage, Card and Gift ideas designed by Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

You may have noticed I’ve been quiet for a few weeks. Well, there is a reason for this. I learned a couple months ago I was selected by Stampin’ Up! to be a Display Stamper for our OnStage event later this week, and am just thrilled to have been chosen for this special opportunity.

Because of this, I have been very busy creating display samples for the event using new Stampin’ Up! products from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. In fact, I have been crafting so hard, I’ve been sweating glitter. Not really, but it sure sounds good!

Of course, I can’t share my projects with you yet; some things must be kept secret. Once I am able to share them, you’ll have lots of new product inspiration coming your way. I can’t wait to begin sharing my creations with you. This little detour in my journey has been a wonderful adventure and learning experience for me, and I’ll share more about that with you when I begin sharing my projects.

I am so excited to see and learn about all the new and exciting products Stampin’ Up! has in store for us in the upcoming new annual catalog later this week at OnStage! Then, I get to turn around and start sharing the exciting news with you, my customers and friends.

So, stay tuned! I have some fun and inspiration coming your way. Plus, I’ll provide you with an update on my experience at OnStage Local in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Blessings,

Lynn

 

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